Lady Helen Taylor
|The Lady Helen Taylor|
28 April 1964 |
Coppins, Iver, Bucks
|Parents||Prince Edward, Duke of Kent
Katharine, Duchess of Kent
The Lady Helen Marina Lucy Taylor (née Windsor; born 28 April 1964) is a first cousin once removed of Queen Elizabeth II. She is a great-granddaughter of King George V and, as of September 2014, is 38th in the line of succession to the British throne.
Early life and youth
Born at Coppins, a country house in Iver, Buckinghamshire, Lady Helen is the only daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Kent. She was educated at Eton End PNEU school in Datchet then at St Mary's School, Wantage, and Gordonstoun. Between 1987 and 1991, Lady Helen worked with the art dealer Karsten Schubert and confessed in a television interview that she had turned down representing artist Damien Hirst.
Marriage and children
Once best known as Melons to the public and popular press, she was styled The Lady Helen Windsor until her marriage, on 18 July 1992, to Timothy Verner Taylor (b. 8 August 1963), an art dealer and the eldest son of Commander Michael Verner Taylor, RN and Susan G. Percy.  They married at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. The bride wore a Catherine Walker design  inspired by the architecture of the wedding venue. 
Lady Helen is now styled The Lady Helen Taylor. She and her husband have four children, who immediately follow Lady Helen in the line of succession:
- Mr Columbus George Donald Taylor (born 6 August 1994)
- Mr Cassius Edward Taylor (born 26 December 1996)
- Miss Eloise Olivia Katherine Taylor (born 2 March 2003)
- Miss Estella Olga Elizabeth Taylor (born 21 December 2004)
As a minor member of the royal family, Lady Helen performs no official functions, but she does attend family events such as royal weddings and Trooping the Colour. In 2012, she attended the Jubilee Celebrations.
- "'Iconic royal wedding gowns". Harpers Bazaar.
- Order of Splendor: Lady Helen Taylor's gown http://orderofsplendor.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/wedding-wednesday-lady-helen-taylors.html
- Mills, James. "The day Lady Helen cracked". London: Daily Mail.
Lady Amelia Windsor1
|Line of succession to the British throne
granddaughter of George, son of George V
|Notes and references|
|1. Some sources exclude Leopold Windsor (and his elder brother Albert) from the line of succession because he was baptised as a Catholic.|